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  • Leave the Planet

    Leave the Planet

    This London-based duo is known for their dreamy soundscapes that take your mind on an aural fantasy. Made up of Nathalie Bruno and Jack Milwaukee, the band was born in East London after Nathalie and Jack became flatmates and discovered their...

  • Chris and Moira single on movie soundtrack

    Chris and Moira single on movie soundtrack

    Duo Chris and Moira recently released No Turning Back, a new single from their album Uncivilised, which preceded their latest recording Ninety Nights and a Monday after the 2007 single was chosen as the soundtrack for a short movie, Cheat. The...

  • Da Vinci Spotting

    Da Vinci Spotting

    As the ultimate Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci is as relevant and admired today as he was during his lifetime. Indeed, there’s really no underestimating the scope of his discoveries and creations. From mathematics to science and architecture...

  • A story too familiar

    A story too familiar

    SouthpawDirector: Antoine FuquaStars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Oona LaurenceDuration: 124 minsClass: 15;KRS Releasing Ltd In the long-standing tradition of great actors physically transforming themselves depending on the requirements of...

  • Too tiresomely obvious a story

    Too tiresomely obvious a story

    PixelsDirector: Chris ColumbusStars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle MonaghanDuration: 106 minsClass: PGKRS Releasing Ltd While watching Adam Sandler movies, I often get the feeling (among many other usually negative feelings) that he makes...

  • Downton Abbey wraps up and cast shed tears

    Downton Abbey wraps up and cast shed tears

    The women rule Downton Abbey – at least according to Hugh Bonneville, who plays the Earl of Grantham, Robert Crawley, in the period drama. “As we all know, the house is actually run by the women,” he said. “People like Robert are allowed to think...

  • Elmo finds new home at HBO

    Elmo finds new home at HBO

    The producers of long-running US children’s TV show Sesame Street have struck a five-year partnership with cable channel HBO that will bring much-needed funding for the future of the award-winning show, both companies said. The deal will make the...

  • ‘Daughter of Liverpool’ died from ‘traumatic’ head injury after fall

    ‘Daughter of Liverpool’ died from ‘traumatic’ head injury after fall

    Cilla Black died from a “traumatic” head injury following a fall at her home in Spain, the inquest into her death heard today. Andre Rebello recorded the official verdict of accidental death at a brief hearing at Liverpool Coroner’s Court, calling...

  • Sir Tom Jones quits The Voice as Boy George and Paloma Faith join the panel

    Sir Tom Jones quits The Voice as Boy George and Paloma Faith join the panel

    Singers Paloma Faith and Boy George have joined The Voice, as Sir Tom Jones leaves the show. The pair will sit in the spinning red chairs alongside returning coaches Will.i.am and Ricky Wilson for the fifth series of the BBC One show, following...

  • On The Buses actor Stephen Lewis dies aged 88

    On The Buses actor Stephen Lewis dies aged 88

    Actor Stephen Lewis, known for his role in sitcom On The Buses, has died aged 88, his family said. The “funny man” died peacefully at 1.50am on Wednesday in the Cambridge Nursing Home, in Wanstead, east London. Lewis, born in Poplar, also in east...

  • ‘Bond girls’ Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux give 007 fans a glimpse of Spectre

    ‘Bond girls’ Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux give 007 fans a glimpse of Spectre

    Bond girls Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux have given a glimpse of their characters in the new James Bond film, Spectre. Bellucci, 50, who plays Lucia Sciarra, revealed: “She’s an Italian widow with secrets. Her first husband was killed and she...

  • Uggie the dog, star of The Artist, dies

    Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier who became a canine star for his scene-stealing role in the Oscar-winning movie The Artist, has died. Uggie was put to sleep after a bout with prostate cancer, his owner, Los Angeles animal trainer Omar Von Muller,...

  • Liverpool funeral for Cilla Black on August 20

    Cilla Black’s funeral will be held next week in the city where her showbiz career began, her family has said. The television presenter and former pop star will be laid to rest at St Mary’s Church in Woolton, in her home city of Liverpool, on...

  • On seeing and being seen

    On seeing and being seen

    TheatreTnemmisAtrijuVassalli, University of Malta, Msida There is a particular way of subtly and surreptitiously observing others that the Maltese do particularly well. A blend of spying and eavesdropping, Tnemmis has provided us with both the...

  • Zac Efron sheds his weight for new role

    Zac Efron sheds his weight for new role

    Hollywood heart-throb Zac Efron has revealed how it was “fun” slimming down and being less buff for his new film, We Are Your Friends. The Bad Neighbours star had to shed some kilos, appear less muscular and lose his golden tan to play an aspiring...

  • An ‘afterlife’ for Downton Abbey?

    Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has hinted the drama may not be completely finished once the sixth and final series has aired on television. The writer said he would not be surprised if the ITV show had “some afterlife” when the Emmy...

  • Meghan Trainor cancels US tour

    Meghan Trainor cancels US tour

    US singer Meghan Trainor canceled the remainder of her MTrain Tour after suffering a haemorrhaged vocal cord. Trainor, 21, who broke out last summer with the body-positive song All About That Bass, said she will be undergoing surgery. “I have...

  • Tali Lennox 'shattered' by death of boyfriend Ian Jones

    Model Tali Lennox has said her “heart is shattered” as US authorities confirmed a body found in the Hudson River is her boyfriend Ian Jones. The 22-year-old daughter of singer Annie Lennox shared photos of the pair in happier times on her...

  • Return of the arcade games

    Return of the arcade games

    Pixels (2015)Certified: PGDuration: 105 minutesDirected by: Chris ColumbusStarring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Matt Lintz, Brian Cox, Ashley Benson, Jane Krakowski, Denis Akiyama, Sean Bean, Affion...

  • Packing a punch

    Packing a punch

    Southpaw (2015)Certified: 15Duration: 123 minutesDirected by: Antoine FuquaStarring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, Naomie Harris, Victor Ortiz, Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson, Miguel Gomez, Oona Laurence, Beau Knapp, Rita Ora, Clare...

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